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  • King_Golo's Profile Photo

    Name change request

    by King_Golo Online Now Oct 30, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    Could VT staff please change the name of Portugal's "Ponte do Lima" to the correct "Ponte de Lima"? Thank you!

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    Adding photo

    by steedappeal Online Now Oct 17, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    Hello, added some travel pages on my computer. When I try to add picturesthrough the edit feature to these same, new pages from my android phone, I can find NO button that saves these updates. Frustrating!

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    Which 2 countries are not cooperating?

    by DAO Online Now Nov 1, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    Hello VT Staff,

    It says I have been to 149 countries on my profile page. I count 150, but that's for another day. My map says 147.....

    Who is not playing ball?

    Thanks,

    DAO

    more
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    Hotel tip double post

    by shavy Online Now Oct 30, 2016 at 11:25 PM

    I'm still travelling around Greece, we have wifi every hotel and I write my hotel review, I don't know what I' m done wrong why is my review is double posted? such as my hotel tip in Kastraki. Thank you for clarifying me this :)

     

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    deleting old messages

    by lionreb Online Now Oct 28, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    how do I delete old messages from my inbox?

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  • balhannah's Profile Photo

    Change of spelling a town name

    by balhannah Online Now Oct 28, 2016 at 4:13 AM

    Could VT staff change the name of Ennistimon to Ennistymon please as that is how it was spelt when we visited the town.

    Thankyou!

    more
  • IreneMcKay's Profile Photo

    Plagued by old forum questions

    by IreneMcKay Online Now Oct 26, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Why am I suddenly getting notices about questions posted on the Hong Kong forum from years back? I've had around 20 this morning. All of these are well out of date.

    How do I stop this happening?

    Irene

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  • Galaxy31's Profile Photo

    Wrong Location on a Map

    by Galaxy31 Online Now Oct 16, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Hi,

    it has been spotted that my Dungeness page in Kent it shows on a London map.
    Can you please correct the location as Dungeness is in Kent England.
    "One Hour in Dungeness" - Dungeness by Galaxy31

    Thank you

    more
  • colin_bramso's Profile Photo

    Deleting Tips

    by colin_bramso Online Now Oct 5, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    I need to delete a hotel tip (hotel has closed) but I can't find a delete button. I've searched everywhere I can think of. Help!

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  • King_Golo's Profile Photo

    Why does the accommodation name not show up?

    by King_Golo Online Now Nov 1, 2016 at 3:02 AM

    I asked VT to create a new accommodation for Semur-en-Auxois, namely the campground "Lac de Pont". I got a confirmation email on October 27 that the place was added, but when I try to write my tip now, VT doesn't know the accommodation. What do I do wrong? How can I write my tip without asking to add the place another time (which, I suppose, would create chaos in the database)?

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    I'm getting Forum notices I never got before

    by Beausoleil Online Now Oct 25, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    I have signed up for Travel Forum notices from Europe. Suddenly (today), I'm getting notices from Egypt, South America, Asia . . . all sorts of places. I probably should know how to stop this but I don't. HELP.

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  • Deleting a Post

    by keepontravelin Online Now Oct 19, 2016 at 7:58 AM

    Am I able to delete one of my older posts?

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    How to turn off Notices

    by magicpam Online Now Oct 7, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    I need to know how to turn off email notifications. I posted a question a couple of days ago and clicked on something that has resulted in my getting many, as in all, notices in my email. Please help. I am traveling soon and won't often have access to my email. I would not like to return home with, oh, let's say, hundreds of notifications.
    THANK YOU!

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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo

    Two small issues with Restaurant tips (I think)

    by toonsarah Online Now Oct 7, 2016 at 6:57 AM

    I just added a restaurant tip and ran into the same problem that I have seen mentioned elsewhere in relation tot Things to Do. When I chose "Restaurant" from the list of possible tips on my travel page, I didn't then get the box needed to search for a possible group for the tip. I had seen something in that other thread about choosing another tip category and then going back to the one you actually wanted, so I tried that and got round the problem, but anyone who hadn't seen that suggestion would have to give up at that point.

    Also, I see there have been some good tweaks implemented, e.g. it now talks about adding an "item" rather than a "place" and guidance is given - great! But something seems to have gone amiss in the template as I was given boxes for "admission prices" and "discounts" which aren't really appropriate to a restaurant tip (see screenshot). I only have that one tip to write today so I can't test to see whether these are general problems. Has anyone else encountered either of them?

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    Place names on VT

    by Rachel972 Online Now Oct 31, 2016 at 9:44 AM

    In English or local name? For instance Sardinia is Sardegna (local only) in the VT search, but Venezia is Venice.
    I think VT should enable both options when they're commonly used. At least when the local language is written in the Latin alphabet.

    I got stuck with this in VT years ago with place names in Greece, then I saw on my Greek map that was written in English font, that the Greeks themselves weren't consistent.

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  • roamer61's Profile Photo

    Picture problem

    by roamer61 Online Now Oct 30, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    I uploaded a photo to a tip and the photo is not appearing. What is the problem?

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    Arabic/Kurdish script

    by DAO Online Now Oct 16, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    Hello,

    I wrote a tip on Iraq and have included a name in Arabic. It just comes up with "???????". Is there a solution?

    Thanks,

    DAO

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  • King_Golo's Profile Photo

    Do I lose my page views if I edit my tips?

    by King_Golo Online Now Oct 16, 2016 at 4:05 AM

    As stupid as this question might sound at first sight, I have experienced something while tip grouping my Angkor tips that made me wonder.
    For me, as for many other VTers, the page views are an enormously important feedback system about our pages. Not everybody likes to rank pages or comment on them, but if I see that my numbers are going up regularly I'm fine with that and see that my efforts are worthwhile.
    Now, however, I started tip grouping my Angkor tips and saw to my dismay that tips were automatically moved to a new location (Angkor Thum), i.e. a new location was created for them. As much as I'm into correct "locationing", I don't want to have the work of many months moved automatically to a location that I haven't got on my travel pages. In case of Angkor, pretty much everybody knows it under the name "Angkor Wat", even if this is only one of many temples. "Angkor Thum" is an ancient city that makes up parts of the Angkor temple complex and imho doesn't serve as such a good guidance as hardly anybody knows it.
    Furthermore, and now I'm coming back to my main question, I don't want to lose my page views if my tips are automatically moved to a new location. First of all, I suppose that this means they don't count under Angkor Wat anymore, so I lose page views there, second, it will take a long time getting the page views again for the new page, third, not liking this automatic moving, I'm now manually moving everything back to Angkor Wat and will probably lose page views yet another time.
    Could VT staff please clarify if I and many other VTers will lose page views for that or not? If that were the case, I won't want to edit my tips at all!

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  • Semra Beckham-Why should I buy travel insurance?

    by SemraBeckham Online Now Oct 15, 2016 at 11:17 AM

    Hello,

    My name is Semra Beckham, Why should I buy travel insurance? Can Insurance amount refund if I will cancel the per booked tour.
    Thanks,
    Semra Beckham

    more
  • Galaxy31's Profile Photo

    New page is in Nowheresville

    by Galaxy31 Online Now Nov 2, 2016 at 11:39 PM

    My new page in Stanmore it shows that is Nowheresville. Can you please take a look at it for me.

    Thanks
    Angela

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  • DaHongHua's Profile Photo

    The Big Sydney VT Meet Photos

    by DaHongHua Online Now Oct 21, 2016 at 3:05 AM

    I have uploaded 70 photos to the Big Sydney Meet page recently , all can be seen successfully uploaded. When I return to the said meeting page, only 1-50 photos can be seen by others.
    My question : Should I delete some of the 79 photos to less than 50 to allow other members to upload/share theirs photos ?

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  • LoriPori's Profile Photo

    Getting my Hotel on your list

    by LoriPori Online Now Oct 13, 2016 at 3:32 AM

    Saturday, five days ago I wanted to do a Hotel tip on the Comfort Inn & Suites in Sayre Pennsylvania. Since it was not on your list I had to send you a request and I was supposed to hear by e-mail 24 to 48 hours when that happened. So far nothing and I would like to get this tip done.Thanks

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  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo

    Why European tours on Rhode Island page?

    by Pawtuxet Online Now Oct 11, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    I've been working on my RI page and noticed that when someone searches for Rhode Island, they get a heading of 12 day European tour. Click on RI Tours and again... European tours. ?????

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  • roamer61's Profile Photo

    Invalid Data?

    by roamer61 Online Now Oct 25, 2016 at 7:14 AM

    I was trying to write a restaurant tip and I keep on getting "Invalid Data". How do I fix this?

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  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo

    Why am I getting this when I try to create an intro to a new page?

    by cachaseiro Online Now Oct 30, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Have i done something wrong, or am i missing something?

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  • Muscovite's Profile Photo

    New VT design

    by Muscovite Online Now Nov 3, 2016 at 6:15 AM

    Tried Brussels VT transportation tips.
    This is awful! This new navigation is no navigation, one can spend half an hour without finding any info.
    I can see now why people go directly to the forum without taking the trouble to read travel guides - it's just impossible, with the best of intentions!

    10 Answers Yesterday
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    New page is in Nowheresville

    by Galaxy31 Online Now Nov 2, 2016 at 11:39 PM

    My new page in Stanmore it shows that is Nowheresville. Can you please take a look at it for me.

    Thanks
    Angela

    5 Answers Nov 3, 2016 at 1:20 PM
  • DAO's Profile Photo

    Which 2 countries are not cooperating?

    by DAO Online Now Nov 1, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    Hello VT Staff,

    It says I have been to 149 countries on my profile page. I count 150, but that's for another day. My map says 147.....

    Who is not playing ball?

    Thanks,

    DAO

    2 Answers Nov 2, 2016 at 12:18 AM
  • King_Golo's Profile Photo

    Why does the accommodation name not show up?

    by King_Golo Online Now Nov 1, 2016 at 3:02 AM

    I asked VT to create a new accommodation for Semur-en-Auxois, namely the campground "Lac de Pont". I got a confirmation email on October 27 that the place was added, but when I try to write my tip now, VT doesn't know the accommodation. What do I do wrong? How can I write my tip without asking to add the place another time (which, I suppose, would create chaos in the database)?

    3 Answers Nov 1, 2016 at 2:39 PM
  • Rachel972's Profile Photo

    Place names on VT

    by Rachel972 Online Now Oct 31, 2016 at 9:44 AM

    In English or local name? For instance Sardinia is Sardegna (local only) in the VT search, but Venezia is Venice.
    I think VT should enable both options when they're commonly used. At least when the local language is written in the Latin alphabet.

    I got stuck with this in VT years ago with place names in Greece, then I saw on my Greek map that was written in English font, that the Greeks themselves weren't consistent.

    4 Answers Oct 31, 2016 at 12:25 PM
  • shavy's Profile Photo

    Hotel tip double post

    by shavy Online Now Oct 30, 2016 at 11:25 PM

    I'm still travelling around Greece, we have wifi every hotel and I write my hotel review, I don't know what I' m done wrong why is my review is double posted? such as my hotel tip in Kastraki. Thank you for clarifying me this :)

     

    2 Answers Oct 31, 2016 at 10:41 AM
  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo

    Why am I getting this when I try to create an intro to a new page?

    by cachaseiro Online Now Oct 30, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Have i done something wrong, or am i missing something?

    TECHNICAL Photo
    7 Answers Oct 31, 2016 at 1:49 PM
  • roamer61's Profile Photo

    Picture problem

    by roamer61 Online Now Oct 30, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    I uploaded a photo to a tip and the photo is not appearing. What is the problem?

    4 Answers Oct 31, 2016 at 11:17 AM
  • King_Golo's Profile Photo

    Name change request

    by King_Golo Online Now Oct 30, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    Could VT staff please change the name of Portugal's "Ponte do Lima" to the correct "Ponte de Lima"? Thank you!

    1 Answer Oct 30, 2016 at 11:35 AM
  • Forum for Aix-en-Provence

    by oldglenn Online Now Oct 29, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    The last posting is from March, 2015. That can't be right. Also, I tried to post a question yesterday, several times, and it didn't work. What's the problem.

    10 Answers Oct 30, 2016 at 8:41 AM
  • pfsmalo's Profile Photo

    Editing a tip

    by pfsmalo Online Now Oct 29, 2016 at 6:32 AM

    Is there a problem with editing tips again ? I have tried to edit a tip that dates from 2012 with an update but I keep getting the red "no entry" icon, so cannot do a thing .

    11 Answers Oct 29, 2016 at 10:16 AM
  • lionreb's Profile Photo

    deleting old messages

    by lionreb Online Now Oct 28, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    how do I delete old messages from my inbox?

    2 Answers Oct 28, 2016 at 11:31 AM
  • balhannah's Profile Photo

    Change of spelling a town name

    by balhannah Online Now Oct 28, 2016 at 4:13 AM

    Could VT staff change the name of Ennistimon to Ennistymon please as that is how it was spelt when we visited the town.

    Thankyou!

    TECHNICAL Photo
    2 Answers Oct 28, 2016 at 7:18 AM
  • IreneMcKay's Profile Photo

    Plagued by old forum questions

    by IreneMcKay Online Now Oct 26, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Why am I suddenly getting notices about questions posted on the Hong Kong forum from years back? I've had around 20 this morning. All of these are well out of date.

    How do I stop this happening?

    Irene

    2 Answers Oct 27, 2016 at 2:28 AM
  • Beausoleil's Profile Photo

    I'm getting Forum notices I never got before

    by Beausoleil Online Now Oct 25, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    I have signed up for Travel Forum notices from Europe. Suddenly (today), I'm getting notices from Egypt, South America, Asia . . . all sorts of places. I probably should know how to stop this but I don't. HELP.

    3 Answers Oct 25, 2016 at 9:34 PM
  • roamer61's Profile Photo

    Invalid Data?

    by roamer61 Online Now Oct 25, 2016 at 7:14 AM

    I was trying to write a restaurant tip and I keep on getting "Invalid Data". How do I fix this?

    6 Answers Oct 25, 2016 at 1:04 PM
  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo

    Hotel alternatives - how to post?

    by Pawtuxet Online Now Oct 23, 2016 at 6:15 AM

    I wrote about this recently but question got lost.

    I clicked on your link re: hotels and posted there. Seemed simple, but sometimes things only appear simple.
    As for how the problem is addressed, I heard from someone named Barbara about the Airbnb tip and after a few exchanges she said I could do the tip. When I tried, it takes me to Airbnb as if I were going to book. I gave up.
    With my friend, Sally - Beausoleil - she complained and asked for a grouping of "Gites of France". No, that can't be done. You must go through the exercise for each place. It's cumbersome and time consuming. Discourages entering anything other than the big hotel chains.

    7 Answers Oct 23, 2016 at 1:08 PM
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    VT Spotlight Postings

    by starship Online Now Oct 22, 2016 at 1:58 PM

    Every time a new VT Spotlight page is posted announcing the monthly featured picks such as the one in the last several days, I receive more than 2 dozen entries/notices of it in my notices page. Does anyone else have the same problem and if so do you know what may be causing it and how can it be fixed? Maybe I should just notify the staff. If this question or similar one has already been posted, sorry for the duplicate.

    14 Answers Oct 25, 2016 at 6:34 PM
  • DaHongHua's Profile Photo

    The Big Sydney VT Meet Photos

    by DaHongHua Online Now Oct 21, 2016 at 3:05 AM

    I have uploaded 70 photos to the Big Sydney Meet page recently , all can be seen successfully uploaded. When I return to the said meeting page, only 1-50 photos can be seen by others.
    My question : Should I delete some of the 79 photos to less than 50 to allow other members to upload/share theirs photos ?

    5 Answers Oct 23, 2016 at 9:06 PM
  • Deleting a Post

    by keepontravelin Online Now Oct 19, 2016 at 7:58 AM

    Am I able to delete one of my older posts?

    2 Answers Oct 19, 2016 at 4:23 PM
  • steedappeal's Profile Photo

    Adding photo

    by steedappeal Online Now Oct 17, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    Hello, added some travel pages on my computer. When I try to add picturesthrough the edit feature to these same, new pages from my android phone, I can find NO button that saves these updates. Frustrating!

    1 Answer Oct 17, 2016 at 6:16 PM
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    Wrong Location on a Map

    by Galaxy31 Online Now Oct 16, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Hi,

    it has been spotted that my Dungeness page in Kent it shows on a London map.
    Can you please correct the location as Dungeness is in Kent England.
    "One Hour in Dungeness" - Dungeness by Galaxy31

    Thank you

    2 Answers Oct 17, 2016 at 12:38 PM
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    Arabic/Kurdish script

    by DAO Online Now Oct 16, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    Hello,

    I wrote a tip on Iraq and have included a name in Arabic. It just comes up with "???????". Is there a solution?

    Thanks,

    DAO

    4 Answers Oct 17, 2016 at 1:47 AM
  • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo

    Pleace create new place directory

    by Oleg_D. Online Now Oct 16, 2016 at 6:41 AM

    To whom it may concern.
    Would you be so kind as to create the travel directory on Avio/Sabbionara in Trentino-Alte-Adigo’s cities list. This is in Italy.
    Thank you in advance,

    Oleg

    10 Answers Oct 16, 2016 at 9:22 PM
  • King_Golo's Profile Photo

    New tip titles

    by King_Golo Online Now Oct 16, 2016 at 4:09 AM

    Being a language teacher, I couldn't help but notice that tip group titles are now automatically changed to a system where every word is capitalized. I know that this is common in book titles and newspaper headlines, but even there the rule is that articles and prepositions as well as other function words are NOT capitalized. See this article for further guidance: grammar.yourdictionary.com/c...
    It might just be me, but I think it looks stupid to have them capitalized. Any opinions from anybody else?

    21 Answers Oct 17, 2016 at 8:12 AM
  • King_Golo's Profile Photo

    Do I lose my page views if I edit my tips?

    by King_Golo Online Now Oct 16, 2016 at 4:05 AM

    As stupid as this question might sound at first sight, I have experienced something while tip grouping my Angkor tips that made me wonder.
    For me, as for many other VTers, the page views are an enormously important feedback system about our pages. Not everybody likes to rank pages or comment on them, but if I see that my numbers are going up regularly I'm fine with that and see that my efforts are worthwhile.
    Now, however, I started tip grouping my Angkor tips and saw to my dismay that tips were automatically moved to a new location (Angkor Thum), i.e. a new location was created for them. As much as I'm into correct "locationing", I don't want to have the work of many months moved automatically to a location that I haven't got on my travel pages. In case of Angkor, pretty much everybody knows it under the name "Angkor Wat", even if this is only one of many temples. "Angkor Thum" is an ancient city that makes up parts of the Angkor temple complex and imho doesn't serve as such a good guidance as hardly anybody knows it.
    Furthermore, and now I'm coming back to my main question, I don't want to lose my page views if my tips are automatically moved to a new location. First of all, I suppose that this means they don't count under Angkor Wat anymore, so I lose page views there, second, it will take a long time getting the page views again for the new page, third, not liking this automatic moving, I'm now manually moving everything back to Angkor Wat and will probably lose page views yet another time.
    Could VT staff please clarify if I and many other VTers will lose page views for that or not? If that were the case, I won't want to edit my tips at all!

    4 Answers Oct 16, 2016 at 8:34 AM
  • Semra Beckham-Why should I buy travel insurance?

    by SemraBeckham Online Now Oct 15, 2016 at 11:17 AM

    Hello,

    My name is Semra Beckham, Why should I buy travel insurance? Can Insurance amount refund if I will cancel the per booked tour.
    Thanks,
    Semra Beckham

    4 Answers Oct 16, 2016 at 11:30 PM
  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo

    Website and phone number of an advertiser in a tip category of a "Things to do" tip

    by HORSCHECK Online Now Oct 15, 2016 at 7:56 AM

    Hello Everybody,

    Since a couple of days I am uploading my Tbilisi (Georgia) page. Today i saw that someone had added a website and a phone number of a private tour operator to a tip category of one of my "Things to do tips".

    I am speaking about this tip:
    "Anchiskhati Basilica Of St Mary" - Anchiskhati Basilica of St Mary Tip by HORSCHECK

    I have neither added the website privatedailytoursingeorgia.w... nor the phone number 599988815
    to the tip category. They actually don't refer to the church but are about a local tour operator. The phone number is totally useless as it doesn't include the country code.

    I am actually not too happy about this, as these advertisements are clearly placed in my tip and actually don't really refer to the church, but are about a general tour operator in Georgia. How did this happen and is this the way VT supports advertisements in my tips?

    Thanks for any help,

    HORSCHECK

    17 Answers Oct 30, 2016 at 2:32 AM
  • Usctwin's Profile Photo

    Need to Add, Edit or Change a Tip Group Name?

    by Usctwin Online Now Oct 13, 2016 at 9:10 AM

    Hi Guys!

    With the new system, all tips must belong to a tip group. This is a great thing, because these tip group keywords are what bring users to your pages.  

    As member Leics has so eloquently stated. Think of it this way.

    VT is a library.

    Each location has its own book in that library.

    Each tip category is a chapter in the book.

    Each tip group is a separate section within the relevant chapter.

    Individual tips just form the content within each tip group section of any one chapter.

    If you are looking for info in a book you check the chapter and any individual sections first, before reading any of the text. That's what google does. It checks the VT 'chapter headings' ('Things to Do', 'Warnings & Dangers' etc) and the 'section titles' ('Colosseo- Colosseum', 'Basilica San Pietro', 'Gelato', 'Pickpockets' etc etc).

    The post here should be replies if:

    • You need help/advice on creating a tip group for a particular location
    • You have a tip and need advice on the tip group name to give it
    • You're having trouble adding, creating, editing a tip group name
    • A tip group name is spelled incorrectly, needs a new address, etc

    Staff and volunteer tip groupers (members) will be watching this forum post so that we can all help get tip groups added. 

    Thanks!

     

     

    40 Answers 23 hours ago
  • LoriPori's Profile Photo

    Getting my Hotel on your list

    by LoriPori Online Now Oct 13, 2016 at 3:32 AM

    Saturday, five days ago I wanted to do a Hotel tip on the Comfort Inn & Suites in Sayre Pennsylvania. Since it was not on your list I had to send you a request and I was supposed to hear by e-mail 24 to 48 hours when that happened. So far nothing and I would like to get this tip done.Thanks

    4 Answers Oct 13, 2016 at 8:04 AM